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HSC, equivalent exams begin, except Sylhet division

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent exams began across the country on Sunday (June 30), except Sylhet division.

The examinees alongwith the guardians were facing troubles on the first day of the exam to reach the respective centres due to heavy rain. The traffic congestion and a shortage of vehicles, many were forced to walk to their destinations.

The government has postponed the Sylhet division exams only till July 8 due to flooding. The examinations of four districts under Sylhet division will start on July 9.

This year, a total of 1,450,790 students from 9,463 educational institutions are expected to sit for the exams at 2,275 centres.

Of the total examinees, 1,128,281 students are from the nine general education boards, 88,076 from the madrasa board, and 2,34,433 from the technical education board.

The exams started today with the Bangla first. This year’s exams will adhere to a revised syllabus.

The written exams will conclude on 11 August, followed by practical exams.

Meanwhile, all coaching centres will remain closed for 44 days — from June 29 (Saturday) to August 44.